Good Shot Annie Oakley

Butler bet

He could beat

Any local shooter

I was 15

Beat him

Husband to be.


Should know how to

Handle guns

Like they can babies

I taught 15,000 of them

To do so.

Famous Women

I remember my first shot

I was eight

Shot a squirrel

Getting a nut on the fence

Of the orchard.

When I performed

I could split a playing card

Held edge on

At thirty paces

Or hit a dime

Tossed in the air

Shoot cigarettes

From my husband’s lips.

Even in my sixties

My eyes and hand were steady

I hit a 100 clay targets in a row

At a show.

More about Annie Oakley here.

Read the previous post in my famous women series here.

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